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Poster: billydlions Date: Dec 12, 2009 6:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Garcia's mad skills

I've given much thought to that question, as many have I'm sure. Most will be influenced by the bias they have for their favorite era. That being said, and since I like all eras except the Vince years, I would say Jerry was at his best between August 1980 and December 1981. Now I'm not saying these were the Dead's best years, but from a technical point of view (and as a guitar player myself) I believe Jerry was at his peak musically at that time.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Dec 12, 2009 6:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Garcia's mad skills

Without regard to skill level,era or any other considerations I think 72' was his high point.If you listen to the Nov./Dec. versions of Playin',Dark Star and the Other One,his playing and execution are just extraordinary.